Baked Fresh Cod with Ritz Cracker Gremolata Crumbs

Baked Fresh Cod with Ritz Cracker Gremolata Crumbs
Staff Writer
Patricia Stagich

This healthy and flavorful dish incorporates Ritz Crackers for an added crunch.

4
Servings
394
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds fresh cod fillets
  • 6 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of large lemon
  • 1/2 Cup white wine
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed and peeled
  • 1/2 Cup crushed Ritz Crackers
  • Zest of large lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Fresh lemon slices, for serving

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Lightly salt the fish on both sides,  Pour 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, lemon juice, white wine and 1/4 teaspoon salt into the baking dish and whisk together well.

Drop in the garlic cloves, and stir with the dressing.  Lay the fillets in the dish, turn them around and swish them in the dressing so both sides are moistened.

Toss the bread crumbs in a bowl with lemon zest, parsley, oregano, red pepper flakes and 1/2 teaspoon salt.  Drizzle with the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil, and toss the crumbs well until evenly moistened.

Spoon the seasoned bread crumbs on top of the fillets in a light, even layer.

Bake uncovered, until the crumbs are crisp and golden and fish is cooked through, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
29g
41%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
20g
83%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
23g
18%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
598µg
85%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
41mg
55%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
944µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
597mg
60%
Choline, total
27mg
6%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Fluoride, F
51µg
2%
Folate, total
156µg
39%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
157mg
49%
Manganese, Mn
3mg
100%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
164mg
23%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
249mg
17%
Water
234g
9%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Cod Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Cod Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.

Cod Wine Pairing

Most white wines (especially albariño) and rosé with most fish dishes. Muscadet, sancerre, or New Zealand sauvignon blanc with cold fish dishes; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, or pinot blanc with grilled or roasted fish; sauvignon blanc or gewürztraminer with baked fish; grüner veltliner with fish pâté; vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with light fish dishes; fino or manzanilla with small fried fish; junmai, junmai-ginjo, or junmai-daiginjo with teriyaki fish.